i traveled to India to find out my age
Ex Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo admitted in the public that he does not know his actual age.

Talking on Thursday at the 2017 International Youth Variety Day and Public Presentation of Olusegun Obasanjo's Books for Children, as part of the agendas for his 80th birthday, the former President said his late mother only revealed to him that she gave birth to him on Ifo market day.

Obasanjo disclosed that while growing up, he had the test of knowing his real date of birth, since his friends were illiterates yet when he kept on compelling his mom, the information he was given by her was that he was giving birth to on an "Ifo" village market day.

"At early stage in my life, I had the challenge of knowing my age, and my friends usually ask, while consequently I persisted in asking my mom, who was an illiterate and had no records," he said.

"When I kept on putting pressurizing her, she revealed to me that she was set to go to go the market said day,when she went into labor, and before others could come back from the market, she had giving birth to me.

"I'm not as fortunate as some of my peers who know the dates of their birth. What is important to me is that I have picked a date. On the off chance that I don't know the correct date of my birth, in any event I know my age group.

"When we were growing up,perhaps people doubt the source of your riches, you will be alienated. In the event that your dad goes out each night, the conclusion would be that your dad is a criminal, and if a family is seen and known to have occupied with criminal offences, the community will stay away from such family. Every one of those values are gone, and how would we bring them back?"
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